Friday, June 21, 2024

Israel

Intel Buys Israeli Urban Mobility Startup Moovit For $900m

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel said Monday that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its ...

Israel Pledges $60 Million For Virus Research

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says the country will spend $60 million on research into the new coronavirus. Benjamin Netanyahu made the pledge in a call Monday with leaders f...

Special Mikve Inaugurated With Snow At Hotel For Chareidi Coronavirus Patients

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NIR ETZION (VINnews) — At the Nir Etzion hotel where coronavirus patients from Bnei Brak and other Chareidi locations are recovering from the virus, officials associated with the T...

After ‘Border Shidduch’ At Ben Gurion’s VIP Lounge , Chasan Gets On Next Flight Back Home

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BEN GURION AIRPORT (VINnews) — An unusual "shidduch without borders" was completed last night at Ben Gurion airport, with the Chasan making a cameo appearance at the Israeli border...

Israeli Kids Head Back To Class As Schools Cautiously Reopen

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — After more than six weeks in home isolation, hundreds of thousands of Israeli children returned to school on Sunday morning, under strict COVID-19 regulations. ...

Ramadan TV Series About Gulf Jews Ignites Controversy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A television series aired by a Saudi broadcaster during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked controversy by offering a positive depiction of a Jewish commu...

The Sea Of Galilee Is Full, But The Beaches Are Empty

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JERUSALEM (AP) — After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its...

Israel’s High Court Hears Petitions Against Netanyahu Rule

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s high court heard petitions Sunday that seek to block Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government because he has been charged with serious ...

Intel To Purchase Israeli Transit Data Company Moovit For An Estimated 1 Billion Dollars

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — International silicon chip giant Intel has announced that it is completing the purchase of Israeli transit data company Moovit in a deal worth approximately $...

Photos: Thousands Protest Israel Coalition Deal On Eve Of Court Date

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, demonstrating against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition deal wi...

Air Travel Wanes, But Bodies Still Fly To Israel For Burial

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Air travel to Israel has come to a near standstill due to coronavirus restrictions, but one type of voyage still endures: the final journey of Jews wishing ...

White House To Israel: Support Trump Peace Plan, Annexation To Be Approved

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — The White House has told Israel that it will support the annexation of parts of the West Bank if the Jewish state agrees to the Trump administration’s Mideast pe...

Israel To Partially Open Schools Sunday, Middle Grades To Continue Distance Learning

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli cabinet ministers voted Friday to allow students in grades 1-3 and 11-12 to return to school on Sunday, with kindergartens only expected to reopen on ...

Explosions Rock Weapons Warehouse On Base In Central Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Explosions rocked a Syrian military base housing a weapons warehouse Friday in the country's central Homs province causing human and material losses, the defense mini...

No Time For A Breather: A Nurse’s Account Of Israel’s First Coronavirus Death And Life Inside A Covid-19 Ward

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nearly six weeks have passed since Arie Even, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor, died of the coronavirus. It happened at the end of Shabbat dinner on...

Jordan Halts Israeli Farmers’ Access To Border Enclave

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced that Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to work their fields in an enclave of southern Jordan, ending a ...

Chalk Marks, Discipline Aid Mass Protest In Virus-era Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Social distancing doesn’t come naturally in Israel. But the country, known for its informal, in-your-face mentality, seems to be setting a new standard for public ...

Israel’s Attorney General: No Grounds to Bar Netanyahu as PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general said Thursday he sees no legal grounds for barring Benjamin Netanyahu from serving as prime minister while facing criminal charges, an an...

Beit Shemesh Mayor Celebrates Independence Day With Crowd While Chareidi Neighborhoods On Lockdown

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BEIT SHEMESH (VINnews) — Beit Shemesh mayor Dr. Aliza Bloch drew fire from numerous sources after she organized an Independence Day celebration in the town which including crowding...

Chareidi, Right-Wing MK’s Fume At Supreme Court’s Chametz Ruling, Liberals Celebrate

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Chareidi and right-wing MK's reacted angrily to the Israeli Supreme Court ruling Thursday stating that hospitals are not authorized to prevent Chametz from en...